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The Advantage Of .Tel ?

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The Advantage Of .Tel ?

Post by mikeseaton on Mon 19 Aug 2013, 5:28 pm

.TEL has one advantage over all other domains in that it has Data In Ihe DNS so that software routines can access this and provide automated services for end-users.

BUT after 4+ years HOW MANY Software Companies and/or Telcos have taken advantage of .tel's Data In The DNS (excluding Mark Kolb who provides development tools NOT end-user applications) ?

A BIG FAT ZERO !

If after 4+ years no-one has taken up developing end-user applications using the Data In The DNS, WHAT EXACTLY IS GOING TO MAKE THEM DO SO NOW ?

I have suggested many things including producing the MISSING .TEL GLOBAL DIRECTORY (to make .tel more attractive to end-users in the first place) and offering a SIMPLE API TO ACCESS THE DNS (along eBay lines).

So a question for Telnic/Telnames:

"How do you plan to get developers interested in using the Data In The DNS to produce the automated end-user applications that .tel was designed for ?"

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Re: The Advantage Of .Tel ?

Post by Sunrise on Mon 19 Aug 2013, 7:22 pm

Telnic doesn't give the pro .tels a chance anymore.
Instead Telnic is hoping 4G will bring the breakthrough for Telnames:
http://www.teltalk.org/t1399-g-force-ian-bowen-morris-about-4g
http://www.whatsyourtel.com/t36-are-you-ready-for-4g
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Re: The Advantage Of .Tel ?

Post by mikeseaton on Tue 20 Aug 2013, 8:47 am

With all the problems of .tels falling Total Registrations (down from 333,891 on 1 March 2011 to 218,638 on 1 August 2013 to 215,663 today 20 August 2013) I find myself asking:

What is .Tel's USP (Unique Selling Point) ?

- Is it that you can develop a mobile site quickly ? - NO, that's certainly not unique, there are many mobile site builders out there, some free of charge.

- Is it that it works seamlessly on ALL types of internet devices ? - PERHAPS, but that also applies to some mobile site builders, so it's not strictly unique BUT it is a selling point.

- Is it that it is the ONLY extension that stores its Data In The DNS ? - YES & NO - it's certainly unique BUT it's not a selling point as ZERO end-user applications exist for this !

This appears to be a major problem for .Tel - it's only true unique property is NOT a selling point because NO-ONE IS DEVELOPING END-USER APPLICATIONS TO UTILISE THE DATA IN THE DNS !

Telnic/Telnames - can you give us any information as to if/when you are going to take pro-active action to resolve this problem - even if it means you have to write the missing end-user applications yourselves ?

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Re: The Advantage Of .Tel ?

Post by Sunrise on Tue 20 Aug 2013, 9:26 am

mikeseaton wrote:What is .Tel's USP (Unique Selling Point) ?
.tel has ONE big difference to all other domain extensions:
It's impossible to improve a .tel to get better search engine indexing. (This applies especially for Telnames.)
The unique selling point therefore is: If you don't want to get found, then .tel is the best option for you!
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Re: The Advantage Of .Tel ?

Post by Tim Spears on Tue 20 Aug 2013, 9:37 am

The DNS management offers a wide range of applications, but as Mike stated correctly nobody has developed them. As per today I can't think of anything that you can do with a .tel that you can't do with a .com or .co, too.
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Re: The Advantage Of .Tel ?

Post by mikeseaton on Tue 20 Aug 2013, 10:39 am

Tim Spears wrote:The DNS management offers a wide range of applications, but as Mike stated correctly nobody has developed them. As per today I can't think of anything that you can do with a .tel that you can't do with a .com or .co, too.
I posted an idea recently to make it easier for the average developer (as eBay does with its advert data) to access .Tel's DNS data.

mikeseaton wrote:Telnic/Telnames - you need to create a SIMPLE PARAMETER DRIVEN API SUCH AS PROVIDED BY EBAY THAT OUTPUTS XML DATA EASILY PROCESSED BY THE AVERAGE CODER.

Here is an example of such an API in action - an eBay RSS Feed link which looks for Silver BMW 3 Series Coupes (my current wheels) - it doesn't get much more straightforward to extract and process data !

So come on Telnic/Telnames, produce and publish such an API which doesn't require anything more involved than the above eBay example to action !
Will Telnic/Telnames respond ?

It shouldn't take more than a week or two to design/develop/test - I hope they do respond but somehow doubt it based on past experience - Telnic/Telnames please prove me wrong !

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Re: The Advantage Of .Tel ?

Post by Sunrise on Tue 20 Aug 2013, 10:54 am

mikeseaton wrote:I hope they do respond but somehow doubt it based on past experience - Telnic/Telnames please prove me wrong !
Telnic have just proved that they are not ready yet:
http://www.teltalk.org/t1442p8-telnames-shows-humor#8598
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Re: The Advantage Of .Tel ?

Post by TelBlogger on Tue 20 Aug 2013, 11:05 am

What are the limitations of the DNS? Could you build a regular website on it and then offer the control panel to drag and drop stuff and write content? Are Telnic allowed to do this under their charter with ICAAN? 

If so the control panel would be a great point of difference allowing people to create websites without hosting or having to employ designers. You could add a keyword generator and word counter with a keyword density function. Big savings. Total customer control,
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Re: The Advantage Of .Tel ?

Post by Expert on Tue 20 Aug 2013, 11:18 am

TelBlogger wrote:What are the limitations of the DNS? Could you build a regular website on it and then offer the control panel to drag and drop stuff and write content? Are Telnic allowed to do this under their charter with ICAAN?
Of course Telnic is allowed as long .tel domains don't get redirected to other domain extensions.
Most registrars offer such individual solutions for their customers. Why Telnic isn't capable of doing the same?

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